Joy, Squee, How am I going to pay for this?

OMG you guys! I am so excited!! About 2 weeks ago while surfing the blogs I saw a super-awesome, gotta have it, quilt. And that was a wip picture. Sadly on the blog there was no credits. The quilter had taken the picture at a retreat with a whole bunch of other quilters and this was just one of those “would you look at this stunner” pictures.

I tried googling it using search words that I thought would apply. No joy. I did star the blog in my reader so that I could go back and drool all over it & I was holding out hope that one of these days I’d find out more about the quilt.

Today was the day. I was searching for something unrelated (or so I thought) and on a shop’s website I found it:

Ladies Of The Sea

Yeah, I know. Did you notice the freakin’ Pirate block? :thud: Sorry fainted from the lust.

Problem is I have two, count ’em two unfinished (oh hell, let’s be honest – unstarted) applique block of the month quilts. I am dying. I can not, simply can not take on another one. It would be pure insanity. And I can not even for half a second justify the cost. I could if I had only one quilt going… but I don’t. I have 4 kits right now. The Secret Project (which I need to start like yesterday), Over The River which is starting next Friday, Baltimore Halloween & Merry Christmas.

And yes, I vaguely remember something about me saying I was going to be a one quilt at a time gal. I have way too much cross stitch stash to even think about getting into quilting like that.

Maybe just maybe I could get it if I finished the Secret Project & Over The River… Ugh. It’s an illness. I’m actually thinking about having 3 massive applique quilts going at one time.

If anyone has a spare straight jacket laying around could you send it my way?

P.S. Working on HoHRH. Progress pic soon.

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12 Responses to Joy, Squee, How am I going to pay for this?

  1. Kerry D. says:

    Very, very pretty.

    The trick with multiple projects is to make sure they stay fun and don’t become a burden. Would adding this be adding to the fun or adding a burden?

  2. Holly says:

    OMG that is a gorgeous quilt! You have to get it! You could set up some sort of quilt rotation so that they all get worked on, which would greatly alleviate any stress over having so much to do…

  3. Annette says:

    OMG! That is amazing!!

  4. Kathy A says:

    Ok so you are certifiable crazy! Did you look at the work in that thing!
    I think you will have to call yourself an addicted quilter too. Between the stitching and the quilting stash it gets difficult to find an inch of empty space. Just ask me LOL

  5. Suzanne says:

    That is an amazing quilt. I think you need it!! Suz

  6. Jenjen says:

    ARGH – the webpage must be down right now cause it isn’t coming up for me. I’m sure its beautiful though and we’ve all been there with lots on our plate and wanting to start/get that one more wonderful project that is calling so loudly. 🙂

  7. Michelle says:

    OK, you have to stop this. I’m not asking for you…I’m asking for me. You HAVE to stop showing me these drop dead gorgeous quilts. I’m not even sure how I’m gonna get that owl block done without hiring out to some little quilting elves. For the love of all things needle-related…stop showing these things!!! ; )

  8. Claire says:

    Is it possible to pick up each block seperately, like one block at a time. Buy one block and don’t pick up the next block until the first one is finished. Once you have all the blocks done, make the quilt. That should give you plenty of time for stitching and the other quilts too.

  9. You are sick. I think you need an intervention or at least be made to attend QA (Quilters Anonymous) meetings. OK, so here’s the plan: Finish the Baltimore Halloween Quilt. Ignore everything else. Don’t ya love me?

  10. Susan says:

    Go for it! That is stunning. I don’t quilt but I love going into quilting stores, and everytime I do, I want to pick up quilting as a hobby.

    Ladies of the Sea is absolutely stunning!

  11. Melissa says:

    Damn! I’ve been looking for that quilt forever. We must have seen the same blog, of course I didn’t book mark it. Between this and the Halloween Baltimore I am going to be sucked into quilting like never before.

  12. That’s gorgeous! I recognise the Baltimore Harbor ship up in the top right – it’s the one I stitched a couple years ago –

    I want to stitch a Baltimore Album quilt, but on black. It will likely never happen because I’m terrible at applique.

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